Big Blue teamed up with the Vanautu Government's Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation and the Vanautu Envrionmental Science Society (VESS) for National Environment Week and held a Dive Against Debis and an underwater photo competition last weekend. The dive against debris was a separate dive from the project we have been running with our professioonal divers to remove the debris from the seafront which resulted from cyclone Pam. This dive was open for any diver to join in.
This weekend 9 divers came together and cleaned up the seabed of Bourkari Port at Kea Island!!!! Lets all try and keep our seas clean and protected!!! Thank you all our friends for taking part and those who supported us throughout the cleaning!
What a great day! More than 60 volunteer divers joined together to clean up the rubbish dumped from land and from boats around the harbor in Nynashamn, Sweden. 50 large bags kindly donated by BIG BAG AB were ready to be filled with the rubbish collected by the participating divers.
A total of 55kg of rubbish was collected on Wednesday the 27th of May by the dive against debris team made up of twenty-three divers from Ban's Diving Resort and Sunshine Divers. The team targeted Laem Thien and Hin Wong Bay on the east coast of Koh Tao, Thailand. It was amazing to see so many divers working together to help keep our beautiful island the paradise that we all love. As scuba divers we are the ambassadors for the aquatic environment; the ocean requires our respect and protection.
So its been a while since we did a Dive Against Debris here at Asia Divers. So we got back to it during the Instructor Development Course to make sure our new PADI Instructors know how to be a good role model when it come to the environment. We found all sorts of trash but the main items where plastic rappers and fishing lines Thanks to Ferdi, Eric, Junie, Cris and Charmaine for taking part in the clean up, I hope it inspires you all to think more about the environment, so our children's children can see all the amazing things we saw.
On April 25, 2015 38 volunteers joined our coastal cleanup to Fight Against Debris. We had children and adults join in cleaning in the shallows as well as the deepest parts of the Rompeolas. There was a lot of fishing related debris with fishing lines, glass bottles and aluminum cans being the most abundant. The underwater cleanup was a great success with around 185lbs of debris collected, with arond 50lbs of that corresponding to fishing equipment. The day was perfect for a cleanup and everyone there was excited to give back to the Earth.
In Cornwall, event planning can be an arduous task. Poor visibility, inclement weather, rip currents, waves and large tidal ranges can cause the whole thing to be a very hit-and-miss affair. However, with such an array of stunning dive spots, all these obstacles just add to the anticipation and heighten the sense of achievement after a successful dive. The World Earth Day dive was no exception.